First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog

Portland, Oregon's Cancer Survivorship and Bodywork Zine by Compassion Arts PDX, LLC

My first guitar: a clue in choosing your first musical instrument

I got my first electric guitar when I was fifteen. Pappy took me down to Denny’s Strings ‘n Things in Gresham and let me pick her out. It was my … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

New sound therapy album from Taking Care Sound Tribe!

The Taking Care Sound Tribe shed blood, sweat, tears… and, a pancreas, making a sound therapy album of the highest calibre. The recording process brought our deepest vulnerabilities to surface. … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Taking Care Sound Tribe goes to the recording studio

For a spell, I worked the admin desk in the massage clinic at my old massage therapy college in Portland, Oregon. The music was piped in from closet a level … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · 6 Comments

Long ones, Short ones, Skinny ones, Fat ones

I found this lovely three string instrument the other day at Trade Up Music in southeast Portlandia. A bit of research revealed it was built by Wendell Powell of Arkansas … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

With thanks… Taking Care Portland, August, 2013

Sunday morning. August in Portlandia. Light filters through the window, soft and golden. Hydrate. Stretch. Move. Dance. Run. Down to the river with the dogs to stand atop the old … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · 5 Comments

Taking Care Portland at TaborSpace: Sunday, August 11th, 2013!

Born out of a Portlandia episode? Taking Care Portland is bringing group acupuncture, community bodywork and live, improvised sound therapy in the same room! So, there’s a Portlandia skit, where … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chemotherapy and music

One of my massage clients recently asked me about the music I listen to that has influenced my own. Golly, it’s a big question. Music has been such an influence … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

A massage therapist goes to NCNM

In January, Taking Care Portland was invited to speak at the National College of Natural Medicine’s 2013 Integrative Oncology Conference in Portland, Oregon. Of course we said, yes! Steve Frost, … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · 12 Comments

First contact… and, sound therapy for cancer survivorship

Hold back, dear one Hold fast For just a moment more And a moment beyond that. Etched in Zazen A beauty of mind Unencountered First contact I am light… A … Continue reading

July 25, 2012 · 4 Comments

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Hamid Shibata Bennett, LMT, CAMT (OBMT #301)
Advanced massage therapy and bodywork
3810 SE Belmont ST
Portland, Oregon 97214
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